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RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island

Employment by industry (Total)

In the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 5,682 local jobs in 2017/18.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,9099.54.23,7979.84.0+112
Mining5211.31.35631.51.6-42
Manufacturing3,0467.48.43,0758.09.9-29
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3510.91.24271.11.5-76
Construction3,2727.98.02,7747.28.3+498
Wholesale Trade7111.72.79502.53.5-240
Retail Trade5,18812.610.85,01613.010.8+171
Accommodation and Food Services4,15010.16.73,7349.76.4+417
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2213.04.41,2423.24.4-21
Information Media and Telecommunications2570.61.44281.11.7-170
Financial and Insurance Services5021.22.74941.33.0+8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6231.51.46911.81.4-69
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,8384.55.61,7164.45.6+121
Administrative and Support Services1,5833.83.71,4703.83.5+113
Public Administration and Safety1,6464.07.01,7704.67.0-123
Education and Training4,15410.19.13,3608.78.2+794
Health Care and Social Assistance5,68213.815.74,67012.113.6+1,012
Arts and Recreation Services8602.11.68122.11.5+48
Other Services1,6974.14.01,5934.14.0+104

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment (total) by industry 2017/18
Employment (total) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 4.2% Mining, South Australia: 1.3% Manufacturing, South Australia: 8.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 1.2% Construction, South Australia: 8.0% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 2.7% Retail Trade, South Australia: 10.8% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 4.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 5.6% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 7.0% Education and Training, South Australia: 9.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 15.7% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.6% Other Services, South Australia: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 9.5% Mining, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 1.3% Manufacturing, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 7.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 0.9% Construction, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 7.9% Wholesale Trade, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 1.7% Retail Trade, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 12.6% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 10.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 3.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 4.5% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 3.8% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 4.0% Education and Training, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 10.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 13.8% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 2.1% Other Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 4.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +112 Mining, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -42 Manufacturing, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -29 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -76 Construction, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +498 Wholesale Trade, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -240 Retail Trade, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +171 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +417 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -21 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -170 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +8 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -69 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +121 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +113 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: -123 Education and Training, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +794 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +1,012 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +48 Other Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: +104
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,682 people or 13.8%)
  • Retail Trade (5,188 people or 12.6%)
  • Education and Training (4,154 people or 10.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 15,024 people in total or 36.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 15.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.8% in Retail Trade; and 9.1% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.5% compared to 4.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (10.1% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.0% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (13.8% compared to 15.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island increased by 2,629 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,012 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+794 local workers)
  • Construction (+498 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+417 local workers)

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